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War medals stolen in home raid

4:41pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WAR medals including one presented by the king have been stolen from a house in Colchester.

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sarah Candy

4:19pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Takeaway driver threatened with 'gun' and robbed

4:01pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a road by someone making a false order for Chinese food.

Paramedic degree launched at university

Maldon and Burnham Standard: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

3:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

UNIVERSITY professors are teaming up with paramedics for a new degree at Anglia Ruskin University.

Bikes stolen from sheds

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

2:13pm Sunday 20th April 2014

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Glenn Miller tribute coming to Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Maldon and Burnham Standard: GLENN Miller Orchestra are at Weston on Wednesday.

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

GLENN Miller’s spirit will be alive in Chelmsford next month when a tribute orchestra hits the Civic Theatre stage.

Easter outings keep coastguards busy

9:38am Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Russell Brand

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Donkey leds procession around Chelmsford Cathedral

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Donkey leds procession around Chelmsford Cathedral

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

HUNDREDS of worshippers were led round the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral by a donkey called Sam last Sunday.

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Michael Haastrup

1:11pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

9:27am Saturday 19th April 2014

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

European grant given to university for healthy ageing project

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Ageing population creates new pressures on health and social care

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A €463,000 grant has been given to researchers at a university in Chelmsford looking into healthy ageing.

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New carer support group

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Temporary ticket office at Chelmsford train station

Maldon and Burnham Standard: How the outside of Chelmsford station will look after all work is completed

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEMPORARY ticket office will be opened up at Chelmsford station on Sunday which will be used until the end of May.

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

Maldon and Burnham Standard: "Let's save church where we married"

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Car leaves A12 and overturns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

12:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Protest by candlelight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Protest by candlelight

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Do you know this man? Vital witness could hold important clues to assault mystery

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Man thought to have witnessed an assault in Chelmsford

11:52am Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for a man to come forward who they believe to be a “vital witness” to an assault which left a teenage with a fractured leg and dislocated ankle.

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun!! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

10:28am Friday 18th April 2014

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

Young at art show off creations in a gallery

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Young at art show off creations in a gallery

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ARTY youngsters had the chance to see their creations hung in a gallery.

Firstsite chairman announces retirement

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Firstsite chairman announces retirement

9:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE chairman of Colchester’s Firstsite is to retire after seven years.

Cook: "It's good to be home"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alastair Cook with Roland Kannor (centre) from the Brentwood Brewing Company and Brett Sanders, manager of the Golden Fleece, toasting the England captain's benefit year beer

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ENGLAND cricket captain Alastair Cook said swapping international duties for training at Essex has been a real help after a difficult winter.

Amy is top St John Ambulance cadet in East of England

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Winner – Amy Cook receives her award from Dave Christophers, St John Ambulance national young people adviser. Picture: BRIAN ALDRICH

8:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been named the best St John Ambulance cadet in the East of England.

Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Former uni student stabbed his mum to death

8:32am Friday 18th April 2014

A FORMER Essex University student stabbed his mother to death.

Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Wounded soldier to play in a memorial match for friend Rob

8:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A SOLDIER seriously injured in Afghanistan is to play cricket in honour of a friend who has died.

Historic buildings ‘need protection’

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Historic buildings ‘need protection’

8:17am Friday 18th April 2014

HISTORIC buildings in Colchester need to be better protected or more could burn down, according to a prominent historian.

Man who died in horrific Regiment Way car crash named

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police were called to a crash near Holme Lacy.

6:57pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who died when his car burst into flames following a head-on collision has been named.

Fire crews tackle workshop fire in Clacton

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Fire brigade solar panels bid sparks anger

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze at a workshop in Clacton earlier today.

Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Unmarked police car stolen

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Man banned from Colchester and Chelmsford City centre

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Paul Worboys

1:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN banned from entering Colchester town centre has now been banned from entering Chelmsford City centre.

Woman arrested in James Attfield case bailed again

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Victim Jim Attfield

1:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the James Attfield murder case has been bailed again.

Laptop stolen in Dovercourt burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen during a burglary at a Dovercourt home.

Jewellery and phone stolen in burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

1:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

Horkesley Park saga over after appeal rejected

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Campaigners braced for Horkesley Park appeal

12:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A THIRTEEN-year battle to turn Horkesley Park has come to an end after communities secretary Eric Pickles rejected a planning appeal.

New head boy and girl chosen at New Hall School

Maldon and Burnham Standard: (L-R): Alice Baxter, William Freake, Charlotte Chambers-Farah, Tahir Khan.

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PRIVATE school in Boreham has unveiled who their new head boy and girl will be for next year.

Broken down caravan blocks lane of A12

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARAVAN has broken down on the A12.

Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

8:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

Chelmsford shoppers tell Weekly News: "We want more independent shops"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The takeover by Schroders could spark more investment in Chelmsford city centre

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Chelmsford have told the Weekly News they want to see more independent shops in the city.

West Ham star walks from court after evidence goes missing

Maldon and Burnham Standard: James Tomkins arrives at court

4:15pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ATTEMPT to prosecute a Premiership footballer failed to get off the ground after vital evidence was lost.

Holiday park building deliberately set on fire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BUILDING in a holiday park has been deliberately set on fire.

Damon, posh? He was at our comprehensive!

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Damon Albarn

6:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DAMON Albarn’s former music teacher has rubbished claims he is hiding his “privileged” background.

My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

Maldon and Burnham Standard: My bold plan to end north Colchester’s traffic jam problems

6:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Rush hour traffic following two crashes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are experiencing long delays on the A12 due to two crashes.






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